Garrison Keillor drops restraining order

January 29, 2008 7:37:25 AM PST
Garrison Keillor, host of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion," has dropped a restraining order he had obtained against a fan after she agreed not to contact him again.

Keillor had accused Andrea Campbell, 43, of Hawkinsville, Ga., of stalking him by making unwanted visits and sending him bizarre gifts, including a petrified alligator's foot, dead beetles and poems.

A hearing on Campbell's appeal of the restraining order was canceled. It had been set for Monday.

"The parties mutually agreed to dismiss based on Ms. Campbell's commitment not to have further contact with Mr. Keillor," said his attorney, Mary Stumo.

"I guess he felt he couldn't defend what he had put in the affidavit, and I guess he realized it was all just a big misunderstanding," Campbell told the St. Paul Pioneer Press for a story to be published Tuesday.

Campbell said she "held a space of love and forgiveness and just let the universe work its magic, and I think his conscience got to him."

While she said she has no intention of contacting Keillor again, she told the newspaper she is working on a book about how she believes she and Keillor influenced each other's creative processes.

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